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Artificial Grass Benefits During Rain

January 26, 2018

Faux grass requires very little lawn care. That’s why so many people make the switch. That said, you may wonder whether artificial grass has any benefits during rain. The answer is a resounding, “Yes.” One of the key artificial grass benefits during rain is fast drainage. The surface of synthetic grass dries out much quicker than real grass. Continue to read this Watersavers Turf blog if you want to learn more about the many artificial grass benefits during rain.

Why Synthetic Turf Drainage is Important

Synthetic turf drainage is superior to live grass drainage thanks to the porous nature of its backing. Since faux grass is more porous than real grass, water is less likely to pool on your lawn. That means you won’t have to worry about your lawn getting messy or muddy during the rainy season. That said, improved synthetic turf drainage doesn’t just have aesthetic benefits. For instance, thanks to our synthetic turf’s drainage, pets and kids are much safer when playing out in the yard.

Leptospirosis (Lepto) is a harmful bacterium that often develops in puddles of standing water. Pets that have been exposed to it can suffer from fever, vomiting, and many more harmful symptoms. Humans infected with Lepto may experience headaches, chills, stomach pain, and more. You don’t have to worry about these issues when you own a faux lawn that drains quickly.

Mold and mildew are two other nuisances our faux grass prevents. Real grass gets soggy due to heavy rain and snowmelt. This can cause both of these allergens to develop in your yard. A dry lawn means a healthier family.

It also means the weather is less likely to impact your landscape design. Slow drainage leads to topsoil erosion. Our products keep your lawn and landscape looking exactly the way it did when you first installed them.

On top of all that, when pets and kids play on a living lawn after it rains, they end up tracking mud back into your home. That’s not an issue when your lawn drains fast.

How to Perform a Fake Turf Wash

Of course, your plastic lawn will get dirty from time to time. Luckily, cleaning synthetic grass is a lot simpler than cleaning live grass. A fake turf wash often involves simply letting the rain wash away any dirt or stains. You can often rinse your turf with water from a hose. This helps during dry seasons. Thanks to its fast drainage, you don’t have to worry about getting it soggy.

If rain or hosing it down isn’t enough, our blog on fake turf wash methods will inform you on how to get rid of stubborn stains and blemishes like tree sap. That’s why you should inspect your lawn after it rains to see if any debris has been left behind. If needed, perform a fake turf wash as soon as possible to prevent items like tree sap and other debris from drying.

Artificial Turf Grooming Tips

Artificial turf grooming is also an easy task. Heavy rain and foot traffic can mat the fibers down. When this happens, simply use a rake or a push broom to brush them back into place. Keeping your turf upright also prevents the infill from compacting. To make artificial turf grooming easier, remove any debris that might get soggy if rain were to occur. This includes food, paper products, and cardboard. You can usually just sweep these away if you get to them before they become soggy. A blunt spoon or knife can help remove items that are stuck. Luckily, you won’t need to do any artificial turf grooming during snowy winters. Snow and ice melt and drain away on their own.

However, you might want to use your lawn during winter. Be careful if you choose to shovel snow away. Carefully remove the top layer with a plastic shovel. Leave about a half-inch to an inch of snow/ice. You can then easily brush this layer away with your broom.

At Watersavers Turf, we strive to offer products that stay in great shape all year long. Stop by one of our SF Bay Area locations to learn about our porous lawn products. Buy from us, and we’ll refer a contractor who’ll install it keeping in mind that your property needs maximum drainage.

Call us toll-free at 844-974-8873 if you’re not going to be in the region soon. We’re also happy to chat online. Be sure to ask about our free samples! They’ll show you just how easily our turf drains water away.

 

 

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